Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My First New York

Although I've been working in the city for 3 years and living here for 1, I’ll never forget my first moments as an official New Yorker as long as I live! Days before my move, my boss said to me “the city changes you, you’ll never be the same again.” Boy was he right! While everyone has their own memories of that day, we all share so many identical experiences that give us a sense of camaraderie. This is why I’m in love with New York Magazine’s new book “My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others).” It’s a series of essays from people like Naomi Campbell, James Franco, Danny DeVito, Agnes Deyn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Mike Myers (and MANY more) on their first memories of the city. Here are a few of favorite firsts:

hailing my first taxi

my first slice of real pizza

my first bite of a Magnolia cupcake

fighting the crowds at my first designer sample sale

taking the subway downtown when I wanted to go uptown...then getting off - lost- breaking a heel - while trying to find the right line

my first apartment rat and the damage he did on my loaf of whole wheat bread

This list could go on forever and hopefully this conjures up some memories of you own. Can't wait to crack open this book!


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